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Profile for Grandmaster Tom Sulick – My Teacher

Grandmaster Tom Sulick

Grandmaster Tom Sulick

  • 1952: Studied a short time after Korean truce signed (informally) with Chisai San in Korea
  • 1967: Formally studied Chito-Ryu Karate under Sensei Mike Pollard from James Cheatem in Newark, NJ
  • 1972: Affiliated with Master Tae Rang Chang (Song Moo Kwan)
  • 1991: Recieved Master Instructor Certificate in Tae Kwon Do from T.R. Chang – President and Founder of World Martial Arts
  • 1996: Recieved 3rd Degree Black Belt and appointed East Coast Rep. from Master German Sanchis, Director of Jukakido, International from Valencia, Spain
  • 1989: Tested and received Black Belt, Disciples Level Instructor in Chen/Yang Tai Chi from Sifu George Graham
  • 1997: Recognized as Tai Chi instructor with T.R. Chang, NY Tai Chi Center
  • 1997: Award of Honor from Grand Master T.R. Chang
  • 2000: Inducted in to WWMA Hall of Fame as Founder of Eclectic Style Chi Sho Do (10th Dan)
  • 2000: L. Tenenbaum under Sifu David Lau of Toronto, Ontario (Huan Zong Tai Chi group) for three years
  • 2004: Promoted to Hachi Dan (8th Degree Black Belt) in Chito-Ryu Karate by Grand Master Gary Lanfrank
  • 2004: Promoted to Ku Dan (9th Dan) by GM Tae Rang Chang in U.S. Martial Arts – Dec. 15th, 2004
  • 2006: Promoted to 8th Dan by World Tae Kwon Do Federation – April 21, 2006 by TR Chang (Ku Dan)








  1. Vicki permalink

    Does anyone know if that is the same Gary Lanfrank that owned a Karate School in Orange New Jersey behind the bowling alley?


  2. Vicki,

    I believe it is but cannot say for sure. Sensei Tom used to talk about the school and that sounds like the right area.


  3. Victoria permalink

    Thank you for such a quick response. My sister managed a store on Main Street in Orange almost 30 years ago. One of her co-workers pretty much lived at the Palladium Bowling Alley. I moved from Jersey to the DC area 20 years ago and then 3 years ago I moved to the Pittsburgh area (Always was a Steeler Fan) I lost touch with everyone over the years. I’d love to be able to find out how Gary is doing along with some of the other guys from Orange.


  4. bob permalink

    Gary was an instructor at NickFresolonse school in the Palladium bowling alley Garyretired from the PD and now lives out near Hackettstown Nj


  5. Victoria permalink

    Hi, Thank you so much for writing. I’m so glad to hear he’s “still around”
    If you ever see him, please tell him I said hi and I think of him often!


  6. Mike permalink

    Whatever happened to Tae Rang Chang? I used to take Tae Kwon Do classes at his place back when I was in Elementary School/Junior High, then I heard he closed his place down going back to Korea because of an ill relative. It’s good to know that he seems to still be teaching!


  7. GM Sulick permalink

    I am under TR Chang tutledge parsently


  8. Anonymous permalink

    I am very happy that you,Vicki inquired about me. I am Shihan Gary Lanfrank. I hope you are well. I just got on line, and my web site is under construction,so there is no way,that I can think of how to keep in touch with you.Do you still live at the house,your Moms,in WO ?


  9. ron olivero permalink

    Grand master tae rang chang rettired from pal world martial arts in september 2011


  10. To all Martial artist , looking for e mail or phone # of Grandmaster Sulick of NJ. Age about 80
    Old friend ,, From Soke Grandmaster Alan Kates Worldwide Alliance of Martial Artists,
    Las Vegas NV. My e mail.


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